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January 28, 2016

President's Ban on Solitary Confinement is a Model for States

posted by Juvenile Law Center

We applaud President Obama’s leadership in eliminating solitary confinement and promoting developmentally appropriate, evidence-based policies and practices as the standard in all federal and state juvenile justice facilities.

Tags:Ending Solitary Confinement|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP)|Mental Health Treatment|Trauma and Trauma Informed Advocacy
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January 26, 2016

What's on our radar this week

posted by Juvenile Law Center

What's on our radar this week? Every Wednesday, Juvenile Law Center gathers the latest studies, reports, and headlines from around the country. Here's what we've been reading.

Tags:Weekly Newswire
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January 25, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court: Prior Finding That Mandatory Life without Parole Sentences for Youth Are Unconstitutional Now Found Retroactive

posted by Juvenile Law Center

In a key win for individuals nationwide who are serving life without parole sentences for crimes committed as children, the United States Supreme Court today ruled 6-3 in Montgomery v. Louisiana that their 2012 decision in Miller v. Alabama, barring mandatory life without parole sentences for youth, applies retroactively. Today’s decision guarantees that 69-year-old Henry Montgomery, along with as many as 2,000 others serving similar mandatory life without parole sentences, will receive new sentencing hearings or be considered for parole.

Tags:Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP)
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January 20, 2016

"Making a Murderer": Justice Weeps

posted by Deputy Director and Chief Counsel, Marsha Levick for the Huffington Post Blog

The injustices exposed in Making a Murderer are not limited to Manitowoc, Wisconsin, but mirror systemic failures in jurisdictions across the country. And, as one of the lawyers who litigated the Pennsylvania "Kids for Cash" scandal, the scent of official corruption was all too familiar.

Tags:Access to Counsel|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP)|Luzerne Kids for Cash Scandal
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January 19, 2016

What's on our radar this week

posted by Juvenile Law Center

What's on our radar this week? Every Wednesday, Juvenile Law Center gathers the latest studies, reports, and headlines from around the country. Here's what we've been reading.

Tags:Weekly Newswire
Read more >

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